Upgrading your kitchen can be a huge undertaking, however, it doesn’t have to break the bank. If you’re ready to remodel without spending a lot of dough, the following budget-friendly tips from Cheryl Hamilton-Gray of Hamilton-Gray Design will give your kitchen the facelift it needs, while keeping money in your wallet. -Don’t be afraid to…

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Home renovations should be seen as a tool for getting your clients more home for their money, a higher return on their investment and the ability to turn their “right now” home into their “forever” home. It’s a lot of work, and clients can become justifiably hesitant. Knowing how to put them at ease is…

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From animal crackers to gummy fruit snacks and calorie-laden juice drinks, kids in child care are not getting the nutrition they need from daily snacks, according to a new study from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center published online in the journal Childhood Obesity. The study – the first of its kind to compare meals to…

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The Internet offers a wonderful new world for children who can read and write – from fine educational materials to a wealth of fun games to a new way of keeping in touch. But access to the online world brings with it new risks to a child’s physical and emotional safety. How can a parent…

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Beyond the heightened concern for cleanliness and personal safety during your move mid-pandemic, here’s how to prepare for this new venture. Moving from one state to the next, no matter the circumstances, can be an overwhelming endeavor. But layer a pandemic on top of that? It gets so much more complicated! Beyond the heightened concern for cleanliness…

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However, southern and midwestern states are continuing to see steady growth each year, namely the state of North Carolina. During an average year, you can expect to see about 10% of Americans wind up in the moving process, many times motivated by new life stages like marriage or a new job that causes one to…

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From a simple “joke” shared with a colleague to a real breach of privacy, making a mistake by email can haunt you for years to come. Take these few simple precautions to avoid making an embarrassing or potentially career-ending gaffe. Double check recipients before pressing send. Autopopulate functionality is extremely helpful, but it can also wreak…

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By Brentnie Daggett Although many associate cleaning with springtime, summer cleaning tasks deserve their time in the sun as well. With warmer temperatures and longer days ahead, there’s no better time to open the windows, throw on the rubber gloves and get to work. Deep cleaning your home and getting rid of dirt and dust…

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You don’t have to go into a business or science field to earn top dollar. CareerBuilder recently ranked 10 lucrative jobs for creative types—and their average annual earnings: 1. Directors/Producers ($49,000-$103,000)2. Film Editors ($46,000-$92,000)3. Art Directors ($54,000-$89,000)4. Technical Writers ($57,000-$87,000)5. Public Relations Specialists ($43,000-$79,000)6. Commercial/Industrial Designers ($51,000-$75,00)7. Multimedia Artists/Animators ($40,000-$64,000)8. Graphic Designers ($37,000-$57,000)9. Interior Designers…

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